Flat Battery - Can't get in to the car

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Flat Battery - Can't get in to the car

Post by TimW » Sun May 17, 2020 11:33 am

Hi
Like others (probably) I've left my car in the garage for the past 6 weeks and today I thought I ought to give it a run. Unfortunately the battery is flat and I can't get into the car. Any ideas what I should do?

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Re: Flat Battery - Can't get in to the car

Post by DutCHR » Sun May 17, 2020 12:09 pm

Take the key from the keyfob and open the door manually.
Open the hood and jumpstart the car.
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Re: Flat Battery - Can't get in to the car

Post by TimW » Sun May 17, 2020 2:21 pm

DutCHR wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 12:09 pm
Take the key from the keyfob and open the door manually.
Open the hood and jumpstart the car.
Should I have a key?

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Re: Flat Battery - Can't get in to the car

Post by Karmalakas » Sun May 17, 2020 3:35 pm

TimW wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 2:21 pm
Should I have a key?
Did you read the manual?
You do have a key
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Re: Flat Battery - Can't get in to the car

Post by TimW » Sun May 17, 2020 6:31 pm

ah yes!

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Re: Flat Battery - Can't get in to the car

Post by davewaller » Sun May 17, 2020 6:57 pm

Hi, I have new Orange edition and do not seem to have holes in door handles to accept manual key?

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Re: Flat Battery - Can't get in to the car

Post by Karmalakas » Sun May 17, 2020 10:26 pm

But it's there.. Even visible in this not so close-up pic
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Re: Flat Battery - Can't get in to the car

Post by davewaller » Mon May 18, 2020 7:51 pm

You are correct. I was looking at the passenger door!!

There definitely is a key hole in the drivers door.

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Re: Flat Battery - Can't get in to the car

Post by adn1962 » Tue May 19, 2020 9:49 am

You have breakdown cover - Toyota will send them out to replace battery.
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Re: Flat Battery - Can't get in to the car

Post by Notebook64 » Fri May 22, 2020 3:09 pm

Mine flat too after a week or so. In for a service and they said battery no good under load. £75 for a new battery.
Car is may 2017
I have been starting it with a little starter thing I bought. About the size of an iPhone.
I can’t see the point of changing the battery as the same will happen.
I wonder how long they should last without use?

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